Wow - it has been a long time since I have posted or been here. Things with my lupus have been great. Unfortuntately, I had to have a hysterectomy in December, right before my 30th bday - thanks goodness for my DD, and while it was done laparoscopically, it took me longer to heal (surprise!). Since my hysto, I have been having problems urinating. I have no urge to go. I was sent to a urogyne and today he performed a urodynamics test on me. Before the test, the nurse dipped my urine and told me that I have protein and red blood cells in it. The doctor came in and did the test, afterwards telling me that I have to self-catheterize 3 times a day for a month because I am retaining urine. I was so shocked at that, I forgot to ask him about
the dipstick test. I plan on calling my rheumy on Monday, but am panicked that it means my kidneys are getting involved. Do any of you have any info on this or advice?